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Monthly Archives: July 2015

SUBMARINE ACQUISITION

Considering India's threat perception, maritime responsibilities and maritime borders, a robust mix of nuclear and conventional submarines is critical for safeguarding nation. There has been no new induction since last decade leaving aside the leased Akula-II submarine. Building the declining Navy's Submarine Fleet at the fastest possible pace is the need of the...

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Taxation: Understanding the Core Issues for the A&D Sector

Level playing field can benefit in national capacity building, export promotion and self-reliance. The author amplifies...

The industry associations have been requesting for a level playing field between DPSUs/OFBs/Foreign OEMs with regard to supplies to the MoD. The first relief sought was to provide the same indirect tax exemptions for the private...

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Manufacture of Small Arms and Ammunition in Private Sector

The MHA is likely to bring the Arms Act Amendment Bill, 2015, wherein the private industries will be allowed to manufacture and proof test Small Arms & Ammunition including the ones being used by military. The author explains the overall effect on industry…

 

The manufacture of arms and ammunition is...

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HELICOPTER MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY OR DEPENDABILITY

 

 Recently MoD seems to have a holistic view and intend to create additional capabilities through Private Sector. The initiative has some hick ups such as Investment, Infrastructure, Technology partnership etc., but these can be taken care, as it is a good business case, with large domestic requirement. Author analyses the Helicopter...

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UAV’s REQUIREMENTS OF INDIA AND PROCUREMENT

UAVs are becoming increasingly sophisticated and intelligent. Physics does not allow UAVs to perform all missions and hence defining operational requirement is the most important activity for choosing / designing the UAV be it surveillance UAVs (SUAV) or the Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA). The present paper delves into the various problem encountered in...

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RFPs- An Endangered Genus

In past number of procurements have fallen through at various stages and for various reasons but most of them have fallen due to RFP related issues. The author dwells on the grave consequences of these regular occurrences....

 

The regularity with which the Requests for Proposal (RFP) for equipment badly needed...

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DEFENCE PROCUREMENT AFTER GOOD START – LOSING MOMENTUM

The new Government has set the ball rolling with the DAC meeting regularly and according AoN to the projected and necessary requirements of the Armed Forces. However, the follow up action on issuance of RFP is not keeping pace, resulting in derailing the procurements and further hampering the operational preparedness of the Armed...

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